October 29: Artists Engaging Nepal Gala
October 24, 2016
BENEFITING: The Soarway Foundation
Edison is a self-taught impressionist born and raised in Uganda. Without a teacher to guide him, Edison developed his own style and unique vision. He first began to exhibit his work in 2003 and in the years since he has participated in over 140 shows around the world including over 40 solo exhibitions. His work has been displayed and sold in the US, Australia, the UK, Spain, Brussels and in many countries in Africa, including his home of Uganda. Stone Town is painted on canvas using acrylics and it measures 50 inches by 70 inches. It is unframed.
Much of Edison’s work has drawn on the richness of life in east Africa and Zanzibar in particular to inspire his work. In this case, it was the bustle of people moving along the small paths through the maze of old stone buildings in Stone Town, the historic quarter of Zanzibar City, that captured his imagination.
Stone Town began as a settlement that flourished under the Swahili spice trade and later as the main hub for the Arab trade in African slaves. Stone Town’s unique architecture represents the Arab, Persian, Indian, European, and of course African influences that underpin Swahili history and culture. Its unique history and architecture has made Stone Town a UNESCO World Heritage site that is a "must see" in Zanzibar. It is a truly unique place where winding narrow streets are surrounded by tall stone buildings made of coral rock that give the town its name.
Like many other artists from Uganda, Nepal and the US, Edison has joined the Soarway cause and is using his art to help touch lives and to make a difference for the future. Donate today for a chance to win and to make a difference as well. Engage Nepal!